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Data and Decision Making
Engineers love data. Researchers love data. Entire industries love data. Governments and pollsters and think tanks all love data. Why? Because data is the key to figuring out what's happening and (ideally) what to do differently and better. To me, whether you're talking about big (or not-so-big) data the really important question is whether it's useful to you. continued

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ANT+ Head-Up Display For Runners Shows Live Training Data
The Screeneye X from German navigation and sports specialist o-synce projects live training data such as heart rate, speed, and distance from any ANT+ device directly into the user's field of vision via a cap visor-embedded plastic screen. continued


Apple Helps Propel MEMS Microphone Market
Grows by nearly fivefold from 2009 to 2012. continued

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Field Demonstration of FOUNDATION for ROM Technology
Brazil's oil giant Petrobras will host first demo showcasing Fieldbus Foundation's remote operations management solution. continued

Napatech Boosts Visibility in Mobile Networks
Introduces new tunneling protocol support for monitoring, managing mobile networks. continued

TI Doubles Memory in New MSP430 Microcontrollers
MSP430F66xx devices provide more memory, analog integration and device scalability for blood glucose meters, home automation, activity monitors and low-power wireless applications. continued

GE Boosts Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems
GE's New CAP Software Update and SecurityST Appliance Solutions provide defense in depth for industrial controls. continued

Honeywell Introduces High Pressure Premium Switches
Industry-leading two million life cycle rating, IP67 environmental sealing, and wide selection of ports and terminations improve equipment uptime, simplify design, and reduce manufacturing costs. continued

Lynx Creates New Category of Material Handling Automation
Adept to debut autonomous indoor vehicle (AIV) at Automate and ProMat tradeshows. continued

App Calculates Application Rates for GreenSeeker
Trimble's Connected Farm app further automates use and efficiency of GreenSeeker handheld crop readings. continued


Micro-Nanotech Partnership to Boost UK Innovation
Kelvin-Rutherford venture, formed of The University of Glasgow, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and Kelvin Nanotechnology, will provide nanotechnology innovation support for interested businesses. continued

Atmel Signs License Agreement with Exegin
License agreement provides smart grid OEMs the opportunity to utilize proven Atmel smart grid solutions with ZigBee support in mesh networks. continued

TIA Taps B&B Electronics' Bill Conley for oneM2M Alliance
Conley's presentation at TIA 2012 on the need to simplify cellular certification process prompts nomination. continued

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